Even before becoming a fledgling Maker in my mid-40s, one challenge that has nevertheless always presented itself to me in various projects has been one of accurate measurements and alignments. While it’s easy enough for me to be obsessive about alignment and scale virtually in software and make the necessary adjustments, in the physical world, it can be something of a challenge. While I’ve used regular rulers and even digital calipers, this is my first time using something like the BaiEcom Angleizer Measuring Template Tool. It won’t be the last.
The concept is simple. Slide the Angleizer’s rulers into the shape needed and tighten the screws to lock the shape in place. You then use your custom template to repeat or repeatedly verify measurements. In terms of measurements, like a standard ruler, it features Inches on one end and Centimeters on the other.
The materials that go into the Angleizer make it seem like it will hold up over the long term. It has solid metal bolts with plastic screws and base, as well as a glass-filled nylon frame, which adds strength and flexibility. In the package are two extra plastic screws in case you ever need replacements.
Although it’s unlikely you’ll ever use the Angleizer as much as a regular ruler or even digital calipers, there are still likely to be plenty of use cases for such a versatile measuring device. Whether a budding Maker like me or a seasoned handyperson, having something like the Angleizer in your toolkit can only be a positive.
– Useful concept
– May not be quite as useful as more generalized measuring devices
– The Angleizer name would make Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz proud!
A well-built and clever measuring tool quite unlike what you’d typically find in a standard toolbox.
Thanks to BaiEcom for the discounted review unit.
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